Monday 1 July 2019 / 11:15 AM John McDonnell

Johnson and Hunt spending pledges – McDonnell responds

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to spending pledges by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, said:

“The spending promises being thrown around by both Johnson and Hunt once again prove that austerity was a political choice for the Conservatives and not an economic necessity.

“With the two Tory candidates trying to outdo each other on who is more likely to pursue a No Deal Brexit, and who can make the largest and most reckless spending commitments, both Johnson and Hunt are putting our economy at risk and can’t be trusted to follow through on their promises to invest.”